African Arrival Commemoration and Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center Dedication

To commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in English North America, the 2019 Commemoration showcases the dedication ceremony with hosts Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) and the National Park Service (NPS). This project involves the renovation of the former Coast Artillery School Library at Fort Monroe and the addition of two wings. The galleries will tell the profound stories of Captain John Smith, the arrival of the first enslaved Africans and the culmination of 242 years of slavery as the first contrabands came to Fort Monroe to receive their emancipation. Additional activities at Fort Monroe during the weekend will include a remembrance ceremony, historical tours, cultural demonstrations, and a concert.

Dominion Energy is the presenting partner of the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center.

EVENT DETAIL


Event Type: Signature Events

Start Date: August 23, 2019

End Date: August 25, 2019

Time: 

Venue: Fort Monroe, Hampton

Hampton, Virginia 23651


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